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Chronicle of Higher Education: Saving History at College Radio Stations, One Tape at a Time

Dom, 01/19/2020 - 16:30
Jocelyn Robinson wants to preserve the invaluable audio left behind at historically black colleges and universities. First, though, she has to find it.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Administrators Who Help Keep Students on Track

Dom, 01/19/2020 - 16:25
Student-success positions are on the rise as colleges realize they need to improve completion to stay competitive.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Governor Had ‘Undue Influence’ Over U. of South Carolina Presidential Search, Accreditor Finds

Vie, 01/17/2020 - 14:05
Charges of partisan influence have tainted several presidential searches in recent years. In South Carolina, an elected official may have gone too far.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Real Problem With Grade Inflation

Vie, 01/17/2020 - 12:22
It’s not that colleges are catering to students, one expert says. It’s that students’ fixation on grades makes them too risk averse.

Chronicle of Higher Education: A Brown U. Professor Took On Big Pharma. His University Pulled Him From the Classroom.

Jue, 01/16/2020 - 20:05
The case highlights the conflicts for colleges that employ researchers who study — and engage in advocacy against — powerful corporations.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Do Gateway Courses Foster Inequity?

Jue, 01/16/2020 - 09:00
The Gardner Institute sees fixing foundational courses as a social-justice issue. The reason: A disproportionate share of students who struggle in those classes come from disadvantaged groups.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Colleges struggle to serve millions of dropouts. Have these men cracked the code?

Jue, 01/16/2020 - 08:00
College Unbound removes barriers and empowers students to drive the curriculum. But can it succeed on a larger scale?  

Chronicle of Higher Education: This Public College Wants to Punish 2 Students for Hate Speech. Is That Legal?

Mié, 01/15/2020 - 20:01
A lawsuit against UConn pits tolerance against freedom of speech. Some say the university overstepped its authority.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Berkeley TAs Are Awarded Millions in Back Pay

Mié, 01/15/2020 - 18:15
The ruling applies to only one department at Berkeley, but the whole University of California system is likely to take note, an expert says.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions: Clark U. Names Next President, New Student Affairs Chief at Tuskegee U.

Mié, 01/15/2020 - 15:43
David B. Fithian will take the helm at Clark in July. Tuskegee's new vice president for student affairts comes from Southern University.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Gloves Are Off: What a Deal Between a Mega-University and a Community-College System Says About the Fight for Students

Mié, 01/15/2020 - 05:00
The Gloves Are Off: What a Deal Between a Mega-University and a Community-College System Says About the Fight for Students  

Chronicle of Higher Education: What Instructors Can Learn From Improv

Mar, 01/14/2020 - 22:01
How the rules of an improvisational performance can help professors unlock their students’ creativity.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How Baylor Revamped Its Mental-Health Services Amid a Scandal

Mar, 01/14/2020 - 18:30
Under fire for failing to support rape victims, the university doubled its counseling staff and built a team of eating-disorder specialists. One former student says the move saved her life.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Senator Warren Has a Plan to Cancel Student-Loan Debt — Without Congressional Approval

Mar, 01/14/2020 - 13:06
As critics remain skeptical that Congress will pass a mass debt-discharge plan, the presidential candidate argues that the U.S. Department of Education already has the legal authority to do so.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Private-College Presidents Reap Millions From Long Tenures

Mar, 01/14/2020 - 13:04
In 2017, 64 college presidents earned more than $1 million, according to The Chronicle’s analysis.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Students Are Showing Up at Counseling Centers in Droves. But They Don’t Always Get the Treatment They Need.

Mar, 01/14/2020 - 02:00
As campus counselors take on higher caseloads, a study finds that students won’t see as much improvement in their mental health.

Chronicle of Higher Education: When It Comes to Future Earnings, Liberal-Arts Grads Might Get the Last Laugh

Lun, 01/13/2020 - 22:01
The return on investment of a liberal-arts education builds slowly but surpasses the median of all colleges over time, a new report concludes.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Johns Hopkins Has Quietly Stopped Giving Children of Alumni Preference in Admissions. Here’s Why.

Lun, 01/13/2020 - 16:48
In the last decade, the university has lowered the proportion of legacy students in its freshman class from 12.5 percent to 3.5 percent.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Racist Incidents, Budget Cuts, and Faculty Warnings: Inside the Run-Up to a Campus Book-Burning

Lun, 01/13/2020 - 16:16
A book-burning last year at Georgia Southern University made international headlines. But there’s more to the story.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Chief Executive of California’s Virtual Community College Suddenly Resigns

Lun, 01/13/2020 - 16:09
Heather Hiles came to the job less than a year ago and helped lead efforts to design a virtual program aimed at educating adult students statewide.

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